We’re nearing the one-year mark that Lil Wayne dropped Tha Carter IV. While 2012 will not see a release in Tha Carter series, Weezy recently expressed that Tha Carter V was more than likely dropping in 2013. No said date on that yet, but you can read all about it here. While Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew will be dropping Cruel Summer on August 7th, it’s been reported that immediately following that release we’ll be getting another Kanye West solo album. We can only imagine how that will sound, but Kanye tends to never disappoint (his fans at least).

While J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story is also nearing a year old, another J. Cole release will be arriving in the form of an import. The release is called Better Than Your Average, and it’s coming for you on August 28th. The 28th is a huge day for music releases, but another import is dropping that day too from Jadakiss called Loyalty Comes First. While it’s already been established that the Summer is bringing hot releases, looking into the Fall there will be just as much to look forward to, especially on November 13th. Big Boi will be dropping Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors that day. Now if we can just get an Outkast album we’ll be all set.

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July 10
Aesop Rock – Skelethon
La Coka Nostra – Masters Of the Dark Arts
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Shame EP

July 17
8Ball – Life’s Quest
The Alchemist – Russian Roulette
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Masta Ace – Ma Doom: Son Of Yvonne
Nas – Life Is Good

July 24
Big Shug – I.M. 4 E-VA
J Dilla – The Shining
Parallel Thought – The Art Of Sound
REKS – REBELutionary

July 31
B.o.B. – Music For the Lost Generation (Import)
Necro – The Murder Murder Kill Kill Double EP
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

August 7
Bumpy Knuckles x Statik Selektah – Ambition
G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer

August 14
2 Chainz – Based On a T.R.U. Story
Beanie Sigel – This Time
Insane Clown Posse – Might Death Pop
Kreayshawn – Somethin’ Bout Kreay
Strong Arm Steady x Statik Selektah – StereoType
The-Dream – Love IV MMXII

August 21
Brother Ali – Mourning In America & Dreaming In Color
DJ Khaled – Kiss the Ring
Mistah F.A.B. and I-Rocc – Face Off
Trey Songz – Chapter V

August 28
Brandy – Two Eleven
DMX – Undisputed
J. Cole – Better Than Your Average (Import)
Jadakiss – Loyalty Comes First (Import)
Keak Da Sneak – Cheedacheezisay!
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick
Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares
Slaughterhouse – welcome to: Our House
Stu Bangaz & Eric Vanderslice – Diggaz With Attitude (D.W.a.)
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.

September 4
Blu and Exile – Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
T.I. – Trouble Man

September 11
A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP
Ludacris – Ludaversal
Saigon – Bread and Circuses

September 18
DJ Drama – Quality Street Music
Ne-Yo – R.E.D.
Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred

October 2
Bobby V – Dusk Till Dawn
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

November 13
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors